Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing

I made this salad tonight from my July issue of Better Homes and Gardens and it was superb. Really. Light, flavorful, creamy and crisp. Perfect for a hot weather meal. It whips up in a snap and is filling to boot. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 pound- uncooked shrimp with or without the tail (next time I … Continue reading

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

We used to go to a Mexican restaurant called Don Tequila’s when we lived in Ohio. We enjoyed their Mexican Shrimp Cocktail so much that one of the servers gave me the ingredients list once. Not the amount of each ingredient, just the ingredient. I never made it until yesterday, and what I came up … Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Chicken

My husband and I wanted take out from a nearby Chinese place a few weeks ago. So, my husband went over the ingredients with the girl behind the counter and made sure mine was strictly gluten and dairy free. I ended up with Garlic Chicken and he got Sweet and Sour Chicken. To make a long story … Continue reading

Mushroom Soup (vegan and dairy free)

  I’ve recently found out that I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. It’s an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks the thyroid gland. And on top of that, I’ve found out I’m allergic to dairy. If you’ve been here since the beginning, (exactly 135 posts ago), you can see from the very beginning that I’ve never eaten … Continue reading

Pomegranate, Pear and Pistachio Salad

It’s funny how the weather affects my taste buds. The warmer it gets the lighter I like to eat. Are you like that too? I made this the other day when it was a beautiful sunny day with a high of about 80 degrees. It’s a refreshing, crispy, sweet and savory flavor that will wake … Continue reading

Chicken in the Garden

Well, I’m ashamed to say that it’s been six months since I last posted a recipe here on my food blog. But, I have many reasons! I moved to Florida finally and wowee have I been busy! First, I downsized a four bedroom house with a full basement to get here, then had to downsize … Continue reading

Protein Pasta

I grew up eating something we called “Spaghetti I-oy.” (Eye-Oy.) That’s how we pronounced it. I had no idea what that meant but I knew I loved it. It was a pasta dish my Italian step father and his family made every Sunday. When I got older I realized the dish was really called Spaghetti … Continue reading

Eggs Benedict Florentine

This is my version of the Eggs Florentine that First Watch makes. I get it every time we go, so I started making it at home. I leave off the English muffin for low carb, gluten free, but you can add it if you want. A go-to- meal in our house when we want something quick, easy … Continue reading

Black Beans and Polenta

Polenta is corn meal grits and is something I’ve been experimenting with as of late. You can find it in a roll or buy the bulk cornmeal in a bag. For this recipe, I made my own with the bagged kind and water. It was a bit harder to get it to stay in a … Continue reading